Paper docs still blowing around capitol

XGR Bill Room

The legislative bill room houses the paper trail of each session’s efforts at passing, amending or killing laws on the books.  Photo by Justin DiCharia.

By Justin DiCharia

BATON ROUGE – In 1997, Louisiana House Speaker Hunt Downer ushered his lawmakers into the digital age. Bills, amendments, votes and fiscal notes became available on their individual screens with the click of a mouse.

Nineteen years later, the path toward a paperless Legislature has made headway, but hard copies still reign and taxpayers are left holding a six-figure invoice.

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